Updclient.exe is causing me extreme pain.
This program (ZA update client) is an extreme resource and memory hog.
So much so, that is causes me to crash to desktop (CTD) whenever I play my beloved BF2142 and it starts to run.
I've been having constant and random CTD issues with BF2142 and couldn't, for the life of me, figure out what was causing this.
I tried literally everything, even re-formatting to no avail.
A friend finally suggested a file and crash monitor and low and behold, the culprit is a program named: Updclient.exe, which is ZA's update client.
Updclient.exe runs at nearly 100% CPU cycles and 50% memory and while the total time it runs like this isn't long, the damage is already done (CTD).
I tried to disable the automatic updates and this program still randomnly starts to run, causing me to CTD every time it comes up while I'm playing BF2142.
Does anyone know how to disable Updclient.exe, aside from unistalling ZA?
Thanks for the help!
Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
Product Name:ZoneAlarm Pro